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What type of doctor do blog readers want?

I’ve recently changed the look of my website, which was basically the same since 2008. When I started it 7 years ago I made this custom pool on the homepage asking visitors to choose the doctor they wanted.

What type of doctor do you want?

It was more of a fun experiment than anything else. But nevertheless I have 7 years worth of votes. So here is how my readers ranked the offered doctors.

Dreamy doctor (83%)

Dreamy doctor

During a series of presentations of scientific papers 40.6% of 276 subjects reported dreaming, but only 18.1% actually fell asleep”

Dreaming during scientific papers: effects of added extrinsic material
Harvey RF, Schullinger MB, Stassinopoulos A, Winkle E.
Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1916-9.
PMID: 6197133

Cool doctor (6%)

Cool doctor

We are a tough nut to crack, but when we finally do crack, it’s pretty messy”

How to defuse an exploding physician
Schumer D.
Fam Pract Manag 2006;13:86.
PMID: 16736909

Thorough doctor (4%)

Thorough doctor

While patients might acknowledge that physicians do not have a lot of time at their disposal, they expect their own individual cases to receive the attention they deserve

Time flies: patients’ perceptions of consultation length and actual duration.
Lussier MT, Richard C.
Can Fam Physician 2007;53:46-7.
PMID: 17872608

Sporty doctor (3%)

Sporty doctor

The symptoms and signs of decompression sickness were first described in 1843 in caisson workers returning to atmospheric pressure

Medical aspects of scuba diving
Sykes JJ.
BMJ 1994;308:1483-8.
PMID: 7802769

Stylish doctor (2%)

Stylish doctor

…a majority of patients (64%) thought that the way their doctor dressed was very important

Putting on the style: what patients think of the way their doctor dresses
McKinstry B, Wang JX.
Br J Gen Pract 1991;41:275-8.
PMID: 1747264

Hungry doctor (1.7%)

Hungry doctor

…the premeal rise in ghrelin is considered a signal to the central nervous system of depleted energy stores

Learning hunger: conditioned anticipatory ghrelin responses in energy homeostasis
Teff K.
Endocrinology 2006;147:20-2.
PMID: 16365141

Scientist doctor (0.3%)

Scientist doctor

The time is right to become a physician-scientist”

The making of a physician-scientist–the process has a pattern: lessons from the lives of Nobel laureates in medicine and physiology
Archer SL.
Eur Heart J 2007;28:510-4.
PMID: 17208937

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